Conference

Internet Retailer Conference & Expo: Sentiment Analysis Contest!

This week marks the 10th annual Internet Retailer Conference and Expo in Chicago. IRCE is the largest ecommerce conference in the US and one of my favorite parts of the year. Typically they do not offer speaking opportunities to consultants but this will be my 4th time speaking and my 5th time attending. This year […]

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Sxsw Day 3: Marketing for Non Profits

I took a break from SXSW to have an early lunch at SaltLick. This famous BBQ place is about 30 minutes south of Austin and you may remember it from Top Chef. It was a nice detour out of town. Once I got back downtown the Marketing for Non Profits meetup was starting. This was […]

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SXSW Day 2: Lining up to line up

Day two of SXSW Interactive. I had 12 events on my calendar. I got into one of them. The first event I headed to was called¬†Brand Fans, the New Brand Marketers. The panelists were impressive members of Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Facebook. Full. The volunteer in front of the door said he turned away over 1,000 […]

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SXSW Day 1: First Impressions

I am two free t-shirts and two blistered ankles into SXSW. I’ve not gotten in to any events. The first event I was hoping to see was full 2 minutes after it started. The line that stretched around the block was told they had a “chance” to get into the next event in 90 minutes. […]

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